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Poster: Ron Petersen Date: Jan 14, 2010 5:19am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Looking for high high quality Serials for a TV show

I am working on producing a hosted show on television and or the internet which will be centered around old mostly public domain Serials. I want to start with Radar Men from the Moon, Zorro's Black Whip, Captain Marvel, and the Return of Chandu to start off the first season. Most the quality on here is kinda ok but not broadcast quality with the heavy compression. I think I only found one that was livable quality. I am trying to find someone that might have access to either high quality film to get a clean recording from or has high quality minimally compressed video. This is a very low budget what I call a pocket change budget show. Any help and suggestions would be welcome.

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Jan 14, 2010 10:55pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Looking for high high quality Serials for a TV show

I have quality masters of

"Undersea Kingdom"
"Radar Men From The Moon"
"Flash Gordon Conquers The Universe"
"Zorro's Black Whip"
"Zorro's Fighting Legion"
"The Phantom Empire"

And a number of other similar serials and features.

All are first generation copies directly from the analgue source (mostly the original print, sometimes a beta master)

I'm always happy to offer them to genuinely low budget TV shows. I can deliver them very cheaply on DVD.

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Poster: Ron Petersen Date: Jan 15, 2010 4:02am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Looking for high high quality Serials for a TV show

We definitely would be a legitimate low budget show. Most my tv career has been either on low low budget shows or working on local tv news. Perhaps we can talk via email about what you had and in what format etc. You can contact me at Ron.Petersen@ichaosproductions.com

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Poster: gman55 Date: Jan 15, 2010 5:18pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Looking for high high quality Serials for a TV show

HI,just thought i would mention that CAPTAIN MARVEL IS STILL
COPYRIGHTED.

THERE ARE SEVERAL LISTS OVER THE NET WHICH CONTAIN SERIALS
IN PD,you might try some of those listed.

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Poster: Ron Petersen Date: Jan 15, 2010 6:22pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Looking for high high quality Serials for a TV show

You seem to be correct. I will have to check with Viacom on that I checked a copyright website it seems to be listed http://www.copyright.gov/ I might check with viacom. But It is being listed here on Archive.org as public domain unfortunately.

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Poster: John Quigley Date: Jan 14, 2010 9:39am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Looking for high high quality Serials for a TV show

What you could do is buy the DVDs, which is where we source most of our material.

Alpha Video, and Mill Creek Entertainment are two public domain film releasing companies, and because they don't alter the film you can use their prints.

With Mill Creek 50 and 100 packs, they usually retail about $30/40, but with some films you'll have to check on the forums that they're actually PD. Most are though.

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Poster: Ron Petersen Date: Jan 14, 2010 10:35pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Looking for high high quality Serials for a TV show

I rented Zorro's Blackwhip just to see. The quality was decent. It is put out by Hal Roach Studios or at least that was the contact info on the DVD. I went to Halroachstudios.com as indicated on the dvd and it appears they are out of business from what I can tell so I think it might be ok to use. The website seems to be up for sale. I am hoping to get good usable copies.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jan 14, 2010 5:08pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Looking for high high quality Serials for a TV show

Watch out for the watermarks, though. If you were to use those materials you might think about either blurring their watermarks or superimposing one of your own over them.